The Punisher R

If society won't punish the guilty, he will.
The Punisher
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 20, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Live / Artisan
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Scene Access
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Additional Release Material:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Trailer
    • Theatrical
  • Production Notes
  • Audio Commentary
    • Mark Goldblatt - Director
  • Cast And Crew Information

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 18


User Ratings: 51,729
Rating: 1/5 -- A terrible one-man-army action flick. The 2004 version is far more effective.
Fantastica Daily
Sep 29, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Carefully tended facial stubble trimmed to give him a skull-like appearance, Lundgren is truly impressive as a character defined by emotional emptiness. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 24, 2009
Rating: 1/5 -- The only positive spin I can put on this movie is that if bad comic adaptations like it hadn't been done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Marvel never would have needed to have its current, high-quality big-screen resurgence.
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Apr 28, 2003
Rating: 1/5 -- Marred by cheeseball sets and special effects, lame fight sequences, and some of the worst acting ever to disgrace the screen.
Apr 18, 2004
Destructive, reprehensible, and marvellous fun. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: B- -- It maintained a tongue in cheek attitude toward all the violence and hokum, which made it comic book lite and easier to take. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 15, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Often underrated comic-book adaptation that lacks the trademark skull logo but delivers the superhero presence that the Thomas Jane remake sadly lacks.
Jun 24, 2004

Product Description:

A veteran cop loses his family and almost his own life to a Mafia car bomb. Now a shadowy figure living for revenge lashes out at the crime world. Only the cop's ex-partner believes he survived the blast to become the punisher. But one thing is for certain, the guilty will be punished.

Plot Synopsis:

"The Punisher" details the exploits of the comic book antihero in his first and only screen outing.
After the mafia ices his wife and children, New York cop Frank Castle vanishes into the bowels of the city sewer system, nurturing his vengeance. He spends the next few years stepping out of and back into the urban shadows as he picks off Gotham's big-shot Italian gangsters.
Then Lady Tanaka, a smoldering Japanese crime-lord, enters this grim scene and heads begin to roll. Castle initially gets a kick out of her bloody antics and the newly cannibalistic underworld.
But when Tanaka and her cronies kidnap a rival's kids, Castle decides to intercede and show her exactly how killing is done in the Big Apple.


Production Notes:

  • "The Punisher" was the only film released by the division of New World Pictures known as the Down Under company, before the subsidiary went bankrupt.
  • Based on the Marvel Comics Character. The Punisher TM and copyright 1990 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • 1989 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. Copyright 1989 New World Pictures (Australia) Ltd.
  • Color by Eastmancolor. Recorded in Dolby sound.

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  • UPC: 012236049005
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